Bellagio Residency: February 2022
Project: “UKI, a Scifi Viral Alt-Reality cinema and UNBORN0x9”
Shu Lea Cheang is a pioneer of net art whose work aims to re-envision genders, genres, and operating structures. Cheang was a Bellagio fellow in February 2022, during which time she worked on “UKI,” a feature length Scifi Viral Alt-Reality cinema. Cheang created the world’s first web art, “BRANDON” (1998-99), which was commissioned and collected by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She represented Taiwan with “3×3×6,” a mixed media installation at Venice Biennale 2019. Currently at work on UKI, Cheang is an artist-in-resident with UNBORN0x9 at ART4MED (Art and Biomedicene) EU platform.